Aluminium Bahrain’s (Alba) production rose by 35pc in 2019 to 1.37mn mt from a year ago, according to a company release. Alba produced 401,175mt aluminium in the December quarter (Q4), up by 62pc from 248,149mt in the prior year, as the company’s Line 6 project has been in full commercial operation since Dec 1, 2019.
Alba had forecast aluminium production of 1.35mn mt for the full year 2019. Post the commissioning of Line 6, Alba has become the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China. Potline 6 adds 540,000mt in capacity, taking Alba’s total production capacity to 1.54mn mt/yr.
Sales volumes hit a record high of 1.35mn mt in 2019, up by 33pc from a year ago. In Q4, Alba’s metal sales volume rose by 54pc to 405,259mt from 262,346 mt a year ago. With additional production capacity, Alba is actively expanding its product portfolio to increase sales, mainly to the US market.